A system disk drive partition is critical on a harddrive with Windows system files and application programs installed in it. Generally, a drive letter “C” is assigned to system partition. This partition will influence the system performance of your computer and the running speed of programs and games. Hence, when you are not having enough disk space on a system drive C partition, you have to learn to increase more free space to optimize the system partition.
When we talk about disk partition management, maybe at once you come into mind is that Windows 7, Vista and Server 2008 include a built-in functionality in Disk Management to shrink and expand partitions. As we know, typically, you might barge up against for some reasons, such as “Extend Volume” option is grayed out unavailable, or there isn’t any contiguous unallocated space next to the system partition etc. If your system is Windows XP, 2000 and 2003, there isn’t any approaches to resize/extend/shrink partition due to no built-in partition utility in these OSs. Hence, a 3rd party partition manager software is demanded for extending system drive.
About Partition Assistant
There are a few partition manager software in the wide market. Some partition tools could only create, delete and format partition, to consider reliable and easy to use partition software is not an easy path. However, Aomei Technology’s partition magic windows 7 is a wonderful partition tool which you desired. Partition Assistant Home Edition as a trustable partition freeware is your smart choice when you’d like to manage your disk partition utilizing some useful functions including resize/move partition, extend/shrink partition, create/delete/format partition and more features. This free version (Home Edition) will flawlessly work on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Os’s (32bit only). Partition Assistant Professional Edition and Server Edition are particularly designated for advanced users and Windows server users in an effort to provide better 64bit and server support.
Resizing System Drive with Partition Assistant Home Edition
We have a user with 60GB hard drive on his laptop. He tell us that the system drive C partition is insufficient free space (only 500MB free space), which lead that the application programs is running slowly. So he has to increase the system drive size, but this failed to do this through Windows built-in disk manager. Google on Partition Manager, the free Partition Assistant can be found, so he successfully resized his Windows system partition, get more free space and optimize system performance. Underneath are steps of the detailed resizing partition via this free partition manager assistant:
1. Run Partition Assistant; Choose the hard drive partition you’ll want to resize. 2. Right click on the partition to pop up shortcut menu, choose Resize option. 3. On the disk panel, the partition size is displayed graphically in the dialog box. The graphical rectangle depicts the used and unused space within the partition. When the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, drag the handle to the partition size you would like. You can directly input a proper size to the Partition Size Box, and then click OK button to verify as below:
4. Go back to the Partition Manager Main Interface; click the Apply button on the top toolbar to complete the pending operation
In the Partition Assistant, it most shining point is that it can resize/extend/shrink/move system drive partition without losing any data. It is high-efficient during the process of resizing system drive for it adopts extra capacity to analyze sector-grade data to boost speed. In accordance with the above steps, you have learned the partition manager can promptly process all of partition operations that can assist you or a green hand. Why not download partition magic and try!
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